For the San Antonio Spurs, having the “Big Three” of Manu Ginobili, Tim Duncan and Tony Parker along with other key players missing time is almost like a trip to the dentist. You know it is going to happen, and you do your best to deal with it.
Through the first half of the 2013-2014 season, the Spurs bench did a valiant job of holding down the fort while various starters missed time. Patty Mills, Marco Belinelli and Boris Diaw have done superb jobs of stepping up. With their efforts, the Spurs were able to maintain the number two seed in the Western Conference, and now following Oklahoma City Thunder’s lost versus the Los Angeles Lakers, the Spurs have possession of the top seed.
With a full compliment of weapons back in place, people outside of the Alamo City are viewing upcoming match ups against the Chicago Bulls and Portland Trailblazers as put up or shut up games.no comments